Sechrist Industries announced the availability of a new Patient & Chamber Ground-Check System which will provide verification of all NFPA (National Fire Protection Association) hyperbaric chamber ground requirements and the first to be fully integrated into any hyperbaric chamber. The new system eliminates the need for in-house grounding solutions or for complex commercial products that lay on the ground underneath the chamber. Integrated into the chamber itself, the Sechrist Hyperbaric Chamber Ground Check-System not only tests the patient and chamber independently for ground integrity, but this system also tests the ground integrity of the complete patient grounding pathway (ground stud, chamber and patient). Testing the complete patient grounding pathway to meet NFPA 77 provides a higher level of confidence and assurance in a facility’s safety checks.
According to Jack Rollins, president and chief executive officer of Sechrist Industries, “Historical methods used to check grounding have never been fully integrated with the chamber and a bit of an inconvenience with wires and connections lying on the floor. With safety concerns in mind, it was a logical step for us to address the need of better patient-centered care and produce a Ground-Check System and testing protocol not just for Sechrist customers, but for all hyperbaric chamber customers around the world.”
The new Sechrist Ground-Check System can be integrated into all new Sechrist hyperbaric chambers and is available as an upgrade kit for use in installed units. The kit includes a chamber ground test point assembly, a chamber measurement kit and all associated cables plus installation instructions for chambers already in use at Wound Care and Hyperbaric Centers.